Today, Leigh-Ann and I celebrate 16 years of marriage.
Marriage is a loaded word…so many experiences by so many people that colors so many perspectives. Just for fun, I Googled, “marriage is like” and came across a Huffington post article of 14 tweets that was pretty negative regarding marriage. Here are two of the tamer tweets:
“Put your GPS on full volume for your daily commute if you want to know what marriage is like.”
“Marriage is like the IKEA of relationships. Easy to walk into, confusing to piece together, and difficult to exit.”
Since that was a downer, I moved on to another page with quotes about marriage and read this:
“Marriage is like a song, where the Lord’s sweet melody of love comes from two hearts joined as one, husband and wife.”
That’s nice…but seriously, who talks like that?
Then I came across another one that was in my opinion getting closer to reality:
“Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.”
So, I’ve decided to give it a try myself and describe marriage in one, honest tweet. But first a few meaningful disclaimers:
Leigh-Ann is an incredible wife and mother-if you know her at all you will agree wholeheartedly
Leigh-Ann is smart, charming, witty and hilarious
Leigh-Ann is no pushover…ahem… 🙂
Leigh-Ann is brave, strong, committed and loyal
Leigh-Ann loves Jesus and has a heart of gold
Leigh-Ann is worth celebrating
Disclaimers aside, here is my tweet on marriage: Marriage is whatever you let God make it #journeyofalifetime #Godwantsyoutobehappyandfulfilled
In all honesty, marriage is the best of times and the worst of times. Marriage is something I would do all over again with Leigh-Ann in a heartbeat. I am incredibly thankful for marriage and everything it means and represents.
But marriage is not easy…and that is why 16 years calls for a celebration.
This Sunday, Dwight Lehman will be preaching a sermon entitled, “Are we there yet?” from 1 Peter 4:7-11. Our relationship with God is similar to our marriage relationship…in fact, God has much to say about every relationship and it’s really good.